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Heartland Hospice Services

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Faith-Based
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

8130 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 201Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Dying with dignity is a human right. At Heartland Hospice we are dedicated to providing compassionate high quality hospice care. Our volunteers are highly valued and appreciated for the level of care and compassion they bring to our team. Whether working in the office, serenading a patient bedside, quilting a warm shawl for cold winter nights or just holding a frail hand, each volunteer brings their own skills to the table. We are thankful for you.

Description

Heartland Hospice is Northeast Florida's alternative to meet the growing need for end-of-life care . Our program takes the comprehensive approach to providing quality care for those seeking hospice services including expert medical personnel, spiritual care and bereavement services.

Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our care. Their loving and generous contribution of time and compassion is what makes the difference in our patients' lives.

If you are one of my Volunteer Hospice Angels,

Thank You.

Reviews

Would you recommend Heartland Hospice Services?
19 reviews Write a review
by Lillian W. (December 17, 2018)
As an 18-year-old female who is heavily active in volunteering and making a change, I want to influence my generation as well as others to do the same.
by Kayla H. (July 12, 2017)
Heartland Hospice is a wonderful volunteer opportunity and experience. This facility works around your schedule and you receive the help you need. The staff is amazing and bring nothing but positive energy around the office. Even if it is your first time volunteering, they will make you feel comfortable at what you do and allow you to be more open to trying different tasks around the office. Volunteering at Heartland Hopsice is enjoyable and I recommend everyone to join the family here.
by Keisha M. (March 27, 2017)
I started in December of 2016. I was nervous about it at first, but the staff and Volunteer Coordinator made me feel welcomed and appreciated. They were always happy to teach me new things and always there if I or anyone needed help. It truly is a team environment where everyone works together to achieve the highest quality of care for the patients. Volunteering at Heartland has given me a new appreciation of Hospice. Hearing a patient or their family member tell you that they are thankful for you and what you do is a very rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend this organization to a friend or colleague.
by Dana D. (July 18, 2016)
I volunteered to pray with patients but was never actually placed for that position. When the last volunteer coordinator left, the new coordinator never bothered to reach out and introduce himself or get to know me as a volunteer. I was really disappointed, especially with the good rapport I felt I had with the previous one. I feel like I wasted more time than actually helping people.
by Damarie N. (February 24, 2015)
This organization does important work in providing hospice care to those in need and their families. Everyone is dedicated to their work and their patients. This was evident in the manner in which the staff managed each patient. It was a privilege to be a part of this organization.
by Sandra M. from Jacksonville, FL (January 27, 2015)
Heartland Hospice is a great place to volunteer and do an internship. Everyone there was very friendly and kind. Everyone was very helpful to all the visitors and their families. Everyone was very kind to me. There is a lot of work to do for Heartland Hospice. Anyone willing to devote their time for the patients in need I am sure will be greatly appreciated by the employees, patients and their families.
by Ofelia B. from Middleburg, FL (November 4, 2014)
My group, Handkreations4you volunteered with this organization by making crocheted hats and lap blankets and handmade thank you cards for them to send to their volunteers. They were very appreciative of what we donated and we planned to donate items to the organization on a regular basis.
by Melissa C. (June 4, 2014)
Volunteering with Heartland Hospice is such a great experience. Whether it's helping out in the office with filing or the phones, or visiting patients. You learn so many new skills that you can take with you into the work field. Even though volunteers are not "paid employees", they are still very much appreciated and treated as if they were. I was so glad that I became a volunteer. It made me become the person I am today. I will cherish every minute that I have volunteered at Heartland Hospice (in the office & with patients).
by Marquis M. (September 26, 2013)
Working for heartland as an office volunteer has been an amazing experience. I was taught many skills that I will take with me into my future career. I loved the employees for making me feel appreciated when I thought I felt out of place.
by Molly C. (September 18, 2013)
Volunteering with heartland hospice has been one of the most eye opening experiences of my life. To be part of such an amazing organization that is truly in it for their clients has been such an honor. The staff is beyond amazing and have proven time and time again that they are dedicated to making sure their patients have a peaceful and dignifying end of life experience. For anyone looking for a fulfilling volunteer experience, I whole heartedly recommend heartland.
by Laura B. (September 17, 2013)
I have been volunteering my time since my early 20's and I volunteer for other organizations now, but I have never felt more appreciated or welcomed as a volunteer than Marisol, Dondra, and the nurses working for Heartland Hospice have made me feel. They really let you know that time is precious and you giving yours is the most selfless thing a person can do. I'm a friendly visitor for a very sweet lady and when she told me that she was glad she met me, I knew I was there for a reason. Volunteering with this organization is very fulfilling and you won't be disappointed so if you're looking to lend a hand or a compassionate ear, this is the place to do it.
by Natalie B. (September 12, 2013)
Volunteering at Heartland Hospice has allowed me to work around people who are so passionate about what they do in caring for their hospice patients that they see everyday. Even on slow days there is no lack of things to do around the office. I would recommend this organization to anyone who is interested in working for a non-profit or even for someone who is looking for an opportunity to volunteer their time at. Thank you Heartland Hospice!
by Joseph C. (January 17, 2013)
Heartland is a great place to volunteer. Being a "newbie" to volunteering and not knowing what to expect, Heartland's staff made me feel comfortable and welcome from day 1. Marisol, the volunteer coordinator couldn't be nicer and did a great job of honing in on my talents and gave me a role that fits my skill-set, which makes me enjoy being there all the more. I def recommend to anyone.
by jihane s. (August 17, 2012)
It's for a very goog purpose. me and my friends have decided to take some time out of our time and help someone thats needs help.
by David T. (January 23, 2012)
They have such a welcoming attitude. and they are so appreciative it makes me glad to be giving my time when i can to an organization that makes me feel at home and from day one have felt like part of the heartland family. they always have a positive attitude about everything and the patients are always happy to have you even if it is only to talk i would not rather volunteer anywhere else. they have helped me grow as a person more than i have helped them which is more payment than i could ever ask.
by Sushma P. (January 21, 2012)
It has been a wonderful experience so far. The experience at heartland hospice has given me an opportunity to meet wonderful people and hear about their life experiences. The experience was fulfilling and I look forward to meet more people and learn about their interesting stories.
by Edith R. (October 16, 2011)
I loved volunteering at Heartland Hospice. At first I thought it would be sad to work there but it is actually a very rewarding experience. The people at Heartland really help you feel comfortable volunteering there by training you and easing you into it. I would still be volunteering there if I didn't have to move.
by Lisa H. (October 7, 2011)
I have gained great satisfaction through my volunteer opportunity at Heartland Hospice. They offer a comprehensive training program to assist their volunteers along the way. They have been very respectful of my time and personal schedule. And, have always asked me ahead of time if I am comfortable with the positions they are asking me to fill. It has been a very educational and rewarding opportunity for me and I look forward to continuing my volunteer service with them. Lisa Higgins
by Lyn G. (October 6, 2011)
Volunteering with Heartland Hospice is not JUST gaining community service hours, or keeping busy during your summer vacation- it's a whole lot more than that. Even though I'm going to school to become a nurse, anyone can volunteer. Heartland Hospice gives recognition to their volunteers and they consider you a part of the team. Being a volunteer someone will always say "thanks for volunteering with us" or "it's so good to have you here." Nothing is more welcoming than making people happy, whether it's the team or our hospice patients. Spending time with our patients lets them know that we care and we want them to feel enriched. We want our patients to know that we're not there just to "do it" we're there because we want to be. We show compassion and do what it takes to make a positive difference in their lives. At the end of the day, it's a breath of fresh air for them, and for me!

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